Orthoptic Department

Rachael Morris made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Barts Health NHS Trust

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Dear Barts Health NHS Trust,

1) During 2017/18 financial year what is your total number of new patient and follow up episodes within the Orthoptic Department?

2) Please advise of your Orthoptic Department Structure, please indicate bands and WTE’s

3) Does your Orthoptic Department carry out any of the below specialist clinics? Yes or no and who carries out these clinics?
a) Low Vision
b) Literacy Difficulties
c) Stroke
d) Paediatric Contact Lens
e) Adult Contact Lens
f) General Adult
g) General Paediatric

4) What is the allocated orthoptic appointment slot time for new and follow up appointments for the following clinics (in minutes)?
a) Low Vision
b) Literacy Difficulties
c) Stroke
d) Paediatric Contact Lens
e) Adult Contact Lens
f) General Adult
g) General Paediatric

5) Please can you provide the tariff your receive for the below subspecialities, new and follow up, please indicate if multi-disciplined (excluding market force factors)?
a) Low Vision
b) Literacy Difficulties
c) Stroke
d) Paediatric Contact Lens
e) Adult Contact Lens
f) General Adult
g) General Paediatric

6) Do you employee Optometrists who carry out refraction in your paediatric doctor led clinics?

7) Do you have a clinical pathway for patients to be refracted within high street opticians? Yes or No
a) If yes, what is the clinical criteria?

8) If you refract the patient do high street opticians invoice you via the Hospital Eye Services Prescription Scheme? Yes or No
a) If yes, do you claim this money back from Clinical Commissioning Groups or NHS England or part of tariff?

9) What is your first line of treatment for occlusion? Eg Atropine/patching?

10) As part of your tariff do you provide any of the following aids/equipment?
a) Prisms
b) Planos
c) Reusable occlusion patches (Fabric)
d) Daily occlusion Patches (Sticky)
e) Magnifier x 2
f) LED Magnifier x 3
g) LED Magnifier x 4 and above
h) Pocket Magnifiers x 3.5
i) Lanyards for pocket Magnifier
j) Other Magnifiers please list
k) TV Glasses
l) UV filter glasses
m) Hobby Magnifiers
n) Replacement for broken Magnifiers
o) Tinted glasses for visual stress
p) Replacement for broken tinted glasses for visual stress
q) Any other

11) Do patients pay or financially contribute for any of the following aids/equipment?
a) Prisms
b) Planos
c) Reusable occlusion patches (Fabric)
d) Daily occlusion Patches (Sticky)
e) Magnifier x 2
f) LED Magnifier x 3
g) LED Magnifier x 4 and above
h) Pocket Magnifiers x 3.5
i) Lanyards for pocket Magnifier
j) Other Magnifiers please list
k) TV Glasses
l) UV filter glasses
m) Hobby Magnifiers
n) Replacement for broken Magnifiers
o) Tinted glasses for visual stress
p) Replacement for broken tinted glasses for visual stress
q) Any other

12) Do you provide any of the following aids/equipment on a patient loan scheme?
a) Prisms
b) Planos
c) Reusable occlusion patches (Fabric)
d) Daily occlusion Patches (Sticky)
e) Magnifier x 2
f) LED Magnifier x 3
g) LED Magnifier x 4 and above
h) Pocket Magnifiers x 3.5
i) Lanyards for pocket Magnifier
j) Other Magnifiers please list
k) TV Glasses
l) UV filter glasses
m) Hobby Magnifiers
n) Replacement for broken Magnifiers
o) Tinted glasses for visual stress
p) Replacement for broken tinted glasses for visual stress
q) Any other

Low vision
13) What is your clinical referral criteria for your low vision service eg vision 6/12 or worse?

Literacy Difficulties
14) Do you provide colorimetry assessment as part of your literacy difficulties service?

Yours faithfully,

Rachael Morris

Dear Rachael,

Your Request for Information [FOI-777-18]

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Freedom of Information (FOI) Lead
Barts Health NHS Trust
9 Prescot Street
London E1 8PR
Email: [email address]
Website: www.bartshealth.nhs.uk

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Dear Rachael,

 

Your Request for Information [FOI-777-18]

 

Thank you for your request for information and the available information
is attached below

 

Please note that where blank, the information is not yet available, and we
will forward the remaining information as soon as becomes available.

 

 

1)      During 2017/18 financial year what is your total number of new
patient and follow up episodes within the Orthoptic Department? –
            

 

Our response: Unfortunately this information is not yet available.

 

2)      Please advise of your Orthoptic Department  Structure, please
indicate bands and WTE’s:

 

Our response: Optical Services’ staffing - Whipps Cross University
Hospital & Newham University Hospital : 8 WTE

 

3)            Does your Orthoptic Department carry out any of the below
specialist clinics?  Yes or no and who carries out these clinics?

a)            Low Vision  

 

Our response: No

 

b)            Literacy Difficulties

 

Our response: No

 

c)            Stroke

 

Our response: Yes

 

d)            Paediatric Contact Lens

 

Our response: No

 

e)            Adult Contact Lens

 

Our response: No

 

f)             General Adult

 

Our response: Yes

 

g)            General Paediatric

 

Our response:  Yes

 

4)            What is the allocated orthoptic appointment slot time for
new and follow up appointments for the following clinics (in minutes)?

a)            Low Vision

 

Our response: N/A

 

b)            Literacy Difficulties

 

Our response: N/A

 

c)            Stroke

 

Our response: 60

 

d)            Paediatric Contact Lens

 

Our response: N/A

 

e)            Adult Contact Lens

 

Our response:  N/A

 

f)             General Adult

 

Our response: 40

 

g)            General Paediatric

 

Our response:  20

 

5)            Please can you provide the tariff your receive for the below
subspecialities, new and follow up, please indicate if multi-disciplined
(excluding market force factors)? 

a)            Low Vision

b)            Literacy Difficulties

c)            Stroke

d)            Paediatric Contact Lens

e)            Adult Contact Lens

f)             General Adult

g)            General Paediatric

 

Our response: Unfortunately this information is not yet available.

 

6)            Do you employee Optometrists who carry out refraction in
your paediatric doctor led clinics?

 

Our response: Yes

 

7)            Do you have a clinical pathway for patients to be refracted
within high street opticians? 

 

Our response: Yes

 

a)                  If yes, what is the clinical criteria?

 

Our response: Part of our paediatric follow/discharge policy + school
vision screening guidance

 

8)            If you refract the patient do high street opticians invoice
you via the Hospital Eye Services Prescription Scheme? 

 

Our response: Yes

 

a)                  If yes, do you claim this money back from Clinical
Commissioning Groups or NHS England or part of tariff?

 

Our response: No

 

9)            What is your first line of treatment for occlusion? Eg
Atropine/patching?

 

Our response: Patching

 

10)          As part of your tariff do you provide any of the following
aids/equipment?

a)            Prisms

 

Our response: Yes

 

b)                  Planos

 

Our response: Yes

 

c)                   Reusable occlusion patches (Fabric)

 

Our response: Yes

 

d)                  Daily occlusion Patches (Sticky)

 

Our response: Yes

 

e)            Magnifier x 2

f)             LED Magnifier x 3

g)            LED Magnifier x 4 and above

h)            Pocket Magnifiers x 3.5

i)             Lanyards for pocket Magnifier

j)             Other Magnifiers please list

k)            TV Glasses

l)             UV filter glasses

m)          Hobby Magnifiers

n)            Replacement for broken Magnifiers

o)            Tinted glasses for visual stress

p)            Replacement for broken tinted glasses for visual stress

q)            Any other

 

11)          Do patients pay or financially contribute for any of the
following aids/equipment?

a)            Prisms

 

Our response: No

 

b)                  Planos

 

Our response: No

 

c)                   Reusable occlusion patches (Fabric)

 

Our response: No

 

d)                  Daily occlusion Patches (Sticky)

 

Our response: No

 

e)            Magnifier x 2

f)             LED Magnifier x 3

g)            LED Magnifier x 4 and above

h)            Pocket Magnifiers x 3.5

i)             Lanyards for pocket Magnifier

j)             Other Magnifiers please list

k)            TV Glasses

l)             UV filter glasses

m)          Hobby Magnifiers

n)            Replacement for broken Magnifiers

o)            Tinted glasses for visual stress

p)            Replacement for broken tinted glasses for visual stress

q)            Any other

 

12)          Do you provide any of the following aids/equipment on a
patient loan scheme? 

a)            Prisms

 

Our response: No

 

b)            Planos

 

Our response: No

 

c)            Reusable occlusion patches (Fabric)

 

Our response: No

 

e)                  Daily occlusion Patches (Sticky)

 

Our response: No

 

e)            Magnifier x 2

f)             LED Magnifier x 3

g)            LED Magnifier x 4 and above

h)            Pocket Magnifiers x 3.5

i)             Lanyards for pocket Magnifier

j)             Other Magnifiers please list

k)            TV Glasses

l)             UV filter glasses

m)          Hobby Magnifiers

n)            Replacement for broken Magnifiers

o)            Tinted glasses for visual stress

p)            Replacement for broken tinted glasses for visual stress

q)            Any other

 

Low vision

13)          What is your clinical referral criteria for your low vision
service eg vision 6/12 or worse?

 

Our response: N/a

 

Literacy Difficulties

14)          Do you provide colorimetry assessment as part of your
literacy difficulties service?

 

Our response: No

 

 

 

If you are dissatisfied on how your request has been handled, you can
complain in writing to: The Information Governance Manager, Barts Health
NHS Trust,

Email: [1][Barts Health NHS Trust request email]

 

Postal address:

The Information Governance Manager,

c/o Archives & Records Centre,

Barts Health NHS Trust,

Lower Ground Floor,

9 Prescot St,

Aldgate,

E1 8PR

 

If, after we have addressed your complaint, you remain dissatisfied with
how we have responded, you are entitled to appeal to the Information
Commissioner (Tel: 01625 545 745). Details are shown at
[2]www.ico.org.uk  

 

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Samir Kamil

Freedom of Information (FOI) Lead

Barts Health NHS Trust

9 Prescot Street

London E1 8PR

Email: [3][email address]

Website: [4]www.bartshealth.nhs.uk

 

 

 

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